Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Linnea Quigley/Kuato Mystery Has Been Solved! Sort of.

Following up with my last post in which I was more than certain that the one and only Linnea Quigley was briefly shown pulling the strings of America's Sweetheart himself, Kauto, in the behind the scenes featurette for the Paul Verhoeven classic, Total Recall, I believe I may have been able to nail down the answer to this incredible mystery.

Shortly after posting my findings, I emailed Miss Quigley in the hopes that this gripping saga might finally come to an end. And as luck would have it, she actually emailed me back, and fairly quick, too. In what was a genuinely sweet email, she stated that it's a very good possibility that she did do some puppeteering on Total Recall, but she doesn't recall for sure whether or not she did. She did mention that, while being married to Steve Johnson, she remembers doing some behind the scenes work, like puppeteer work and things of that nature, on films like Dead Heat (which is so awesome) and a few others, so it likely was her. 

So there you have it… while the answer is not 100% definitive, I think it's safe to say that yes, Linnea Quigley did pull da strings on the Kuato puppet in Total Recall, and for now I can put this fascinating mystery to rest.

Linnea Quigly Case Closed

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  1. Wow, that's awesome! Something I probably never would have expected.

  2. I know! It's pretty crazy to think that someone who is beloved to many horror fans played a small hand is something like Total Recall. I feel like it's breaking news, but realistically only a few people would actually care!

  3. Awesome. How crazy is it that she doesn't even remember? Any of us and we'd have been telling the story for decades, but it's low on her list of achievements. AMAZING. And really nice of her to get back to you, too.

  4. Ha, that's how I felt when I made the discovery... it's about as random a fact as it gets, but it's a pretty cool one!

  5. I sort of suspected that she might not remember... I'm not going out on a limb when I assume she has been behind the scenes of numerous special effects studios for numerous reasons. You would think that this one would stick with her, but maybe she isn't a big Arnold of Verhoeven fan! I think I might be more excited than she ever was!


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